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This month, we're Going on Safari with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) and today I wanted to share a few of the amazing literacy tools that are included in each month's preschool curriculum kit.
In the first week of our safari theme, we practiced writing our names, explored S is for Sock, added to our word wall, and of course, started our My Little Journal books. Wow! That's a lot of literacy learning jam-packed into just one week.
Each month's curriculum kit from Experience Early Learning includes new word wall cards. This year, they're in English and Spanish, which is great for adding some foreign language learning to our preschool days too.
We display the cards as we get them as well as play games with the words throughout the month.
We also get a new My Little Journal for each child that focuses on that month's theme along with letters, numbers, colors, and shapes. These are perfect for the preschoolers to work on during center time.
There's usually a drawing prompt for the front cover and then several ideas within the journal itself for each page.
Every year, we also have a letter craft to work on as we introduce the letters of the alphabet. This year, it's a little "My Letter" book.
Not only are these little coloring books perfect for practicing beginning sounds, but they're also a great way to encourage fine motor skills for preschoolers.
Don't forget to check back next week as we continue Going on Safari with Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).